Florida Strategic Plan for Economic Development

October 2013

The future for the Sunshine State is brighter than ever as the nation emerges from its most severe recession in post World War II history.

Florida is located in the fastest growing part of the United States and at the crossroads of north/south and east/west trade lanes in an increasingly global economy. The state has tremendous assets: a large and diverse consumer and labor market; a tradition of imagination and invention; extensive infrastructure and natural resources; and worldwide appeal to workers, retirees, and visitors.